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Embracing Change in Pupil Transportation

I remember my first school bus run in 1989; my heart beating from the anticipation of transporting students for the first ti me while double clutching and shifting my way to second gear. I remember approaching the bus stop on Gerber Road in Elk Grove, California. I opened the door, loaded students, watched their smiles, […]

Building a New Transportation Center Requires a Multi-Tiered Approach

If you have ever dreamed of building a new transportation center, there are many things you and your team need  to consider before putting pen to paper. This article will highlight some of the lessons we learned in building our new facility in 2019. Key areas to consider include studies, committees, needs vs. wants, concepts, […]

A Case for Updating Policies and Procedures for Transporting Children with Disabilities

The onset of COVID-19 brought about an unanticipated rapid request for assistance, regarding the provision of related-service transportation for children with disabilities under pandemic circumstance. Instantaneously, this became a hot topic for transportation and special education personnel. How to address transportation for these children with disabilities with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) continues to remain a […]

Focus on Reinvention as Children Return to School

COVID has created myriad disruptions to normal school transportation, but one of the most impactful is how much the pandemic has disrupted transportation for children in all grades, all socioeconomic classes, and all district types. While we understand the immediate term impact of this disruption, the longer-term effect on both student development and district operations […]

ASBC Campaign Promotes Health and Safety Benefits of Yellow School Buses

The six stalwart industry organizations that comprise the coalition known as the American School Bus Council (ASBC) have recently launched a multi-media marketing and public relations campaign to promote the health and safety benefits of the iconic yellow school bus. The campaign highlights new protocols that have been widely implemented during the pandemic, like increased […]

NAPT Update on COVID-19

The National Association for Pupil Transportation joins with other national organizations to bring our members timely and useful information related to the current national outbreak of so-called ‘coronavirus’, officially named COVID-19. LOCAL STATEMENTS NAPT suggests that school transportation professionals work with their school leadership to issue a statement to parents about cleanliness on their school […]

NHTSA Issues Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Seat Belt Use Warning Systems

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012 (MAP–21) directed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to initiate rulemaking that would amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, ‘‘Occupant crash protection,” to require a seat belt use warning system for rear seats. On September 30, 2019, the agency […]

Now Accepting Applications for the Sol Englander Innovation in School Transportation Safety Scholarship

The Sol Englander Innovation in School Transportation Safety Scholarship sponsored by Rosco, Inc. was created to help further the education of an NAPT® member who has used innovation for a practical solution that has been implemented or can be implemented in school bus transportation safety. The recipient will receive a $2,500 educational grant for use […]

Three New Briefs on School Transportation from Bellwether

Safe, reliable, and equitable school transportation is essential for a strong education system. But too often transportation is a footnote in education policy discussions. Bellwether is out to change that with three new policy briefs on vital issues shaping school transportation. Intersection Ahead: School Transportation, School Integration, and School Choice School Crossing: Student Safety on […]

Business Intelligence and Student Transportation

Business Intelligence is a technology-driven process for analyzing data and presenting actionable information to student transportation professionals to make more information decisions. Apollo transforms the data you already have into meaningful and useful information which can then be used to identify organizational needs and determine solutions to current challenges. Business Intelligence combines data from the […]